There are fundamental similarities across all of Braun’s recent shaver lines. Whether the Braun 760cc, or Braun 790cc, or the latest Braun 799cc, the lineage is clear. Yet, with so many models to choose from, narrowing your pick down to the one right for you can seem daunting. To overcome the dilemma is simple: drill down to the details.
The Braun 799cc is probably the best shaver the company has produced yet. Considering their long history of excellent products, that’s quite a statement. But it’s not hard to provide some compelling reasons to believe it.
There are times when choosing an electric shaver from so many choices is a pain. Probably that’s most of the time. Then there are those golden moments when you simply can’t go wrong. When deciding between one of the Norelco Series 9000 models, this is definitely one of those moments. On the other hand, the S9721/84 and S9311/84 are so similar it can be tough to pick one over the other. Luckily, as suggested, that’s a no-lose scenario. Either way you go, you’re going to be happy.
Every time I think they’ve improved electric shavers as much as possible, someone goes and proves me wrong. For a guy who prides himself on being up on the latest technical innovations – and therefore one who couldn’t be surprised – it’s a little embarrassing. This time, thanks to the interesting new design elements of the Philips Norelco 9700, I’m pretty happy to bear that shame. Here’s why.
The CoolTec CT5cc is in fact like many other shavers from Braun, especially a Series 3. With it and the rest of the CoolTec line the company shows again why it remains in the top tier. It does everything you’ve come to expect from them, and equally as well, adds something new.
Despite being officially near the bottom of the Panasonic electric shaver lineup there’s nothing ‘bottom’ about the ES-LT71-S itself. True, it lacks some of the great features of its more advanced – and more expensive – cousins. But it still manages to incorporate much of the technology those other models provide, even at roughly one-third the price.
I really wish Panasonic would simplify the names of their electric shavers. But one thing I could never complain about is how effectively they work. With the ES-LA93-K they prove once again they’re right up there with Braun and Philips, despite being the relative new kid on the block. One reason for my love for this Arc4 shaver is admittedly personal: the weight. I like a shaver that’s not too heavy, not too light. At just 7 oz (0.44 lbs) this model hits that Goldilocks spot perfectly.
The Philips Norelco 1160x/42 (also called 1160xcc or 6600) is far from the top of the line in the company’s lineup, but neither is the price. For a low-end-of-the-range product it offers many high-end features. As part of the SensoTouch 2D line (Series 6000) you might expect the 1160x/42 to look and act high-tech. Your expectations would be met here, and then some.
The Philips Norelco electric shaver line now contains a large array of models. One main separation, though, is between the SensoTouch 2D units and the SensoTouch 3D offerings. At first blush they look very similar. When you see how much less expensive the 2D models are you might wonder why anyone would opt for the 3D. Is the difference just marketing hype?
Philips’ electric shaver line has generally gone from triumph to triumph. That’s nowhere better illustrated than the Norelco SensoTouch 3D line (now also known as Series 8000), including the 1250, 1280, and 1290 models. If you include sub-model numbers like the 1250X/40 (now also known as 8100), 1250X/42 (now also known as 8700), 1280X/42 (now also known as 8900), and the 1290X/40 (now also known as 8800) for example – choosing one can get pretty confusing. No need. All the Series 8000 models share the same basic shaving technology and differ just in finish and features or add-ons, sometimes in just minor ways. Let’s try to unravel some of that.